We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors. Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.
The 2016 Annual WV Writers Writing Contest is NOW OPEN for submissions. Read all about it, download contest entry forms, and see the 2016 list of contest judges at our CONTEST PAGE.
We at West Virginia Writers are saddened to report the passing of former president Terry McNemar, shortly after midnight on August 27. You can read his official obituary HERE. More information on Terry's funeral arrangements can be found on our blog entry about his passing and via our Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Terry McNemar Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide scholarships to writers seeking to attend the West Virginia Writers Summer Conference.
Donate to the Terry McNemar Memorial Scholarship Fund below.